Improve Your Facebook Marketing with Lead Ads

Improve Your Facebook Marketing with Lead Ads

We use our phones for everything — transferring funds, making purchases, booking flights, you name it. So it’s no surprise that mobile devices have completely changed the Facebook marketing game.

In fact, according to research from Facebook, 27% of car shoppers perform most of their vehicle search on a mobile device.

That means that, more than ever, your online lead generation must be optimized for mobile users. But how do you do that?

Let’s face it: no one really likes filling out a form in the first place. Yet that’s what you really need your leads to do.

However, it takes 38.5% longer to fill out forms on mobile than on desktop. So if your mobile users can’t quickly complete your form, that’s holding your conversion rate back.

Thankfully, with Facebook and Instagram’s Leads Ads, it can now be incredibly easy for mobile car shoppers to give you their information — with just a couple taps.

How Facebook and Instagram’s Lead Ads Solve Key Challenges for Lead Generation

Instead of requiring users who click on your ad to be redirected to your website, where they must manually fill out your form, Lead Ads allow mobile users to have their information auto-filled and actually sent through the ad itself.

You can require a variety of personal details from users who click on the ad. Those fields will then be populated — based on the information the user has shared on Facebook — simply by the mobile user clicking “Confirm.”

This means your forms will be filled out more quickly and accurately and — most importantly — will help you generate more leads.

3 Best Practices for Creating Lead Ads

When you follow the best practices for Facebook advertising, your ads will be very effective in capturing the attention of interested leads.

Here are a few additional tips specifically for creating Lead Ads on Facebook or Instagram.

1. Quickly Communicate Your Offer

The sign-up process with Lead Ad forms happens quickly, so your leads must know exactly what you’re offering before they commit.

Along with clear text, use eye-catching visuals and a straightforward CTA in your ad.

2. Ask for Only What You Really Need

The less information you ask for, the better. Leads are more likely to fill out shorter forms.

You can always ask for more details after you’ve qualified the lead, so stick with the most critical information (such as name, phone number, and email) to start.

3. Target the Right Leads

If you’ve been Facebook marketing for a while, you likely already know who your best leads are and how to target them.

Here are a few additional things to keep in mind when creating an audience for a Lead Ad:

  • Target “MAX in-market” shoppers. These are the people who are already in the market for a specific vehicle you sell, so they’ll be more likely to fill out your form.
  • Create a Lookalike Audience. This is a list generated by Facebook that finds people similar to those in your Custom Audiences (helpful for finding truly quality leads).
  • Use the Facebook Pixel. This is an effective tool that will track leads who visited your website so you can target them with your Lead Ad.

A Quality Tool

With Lead Ads, you’ll be able to easily scale your auto marketing efforts in a few ways.

First, with Lead Ads, you can reach people using Facebook on any device. That’s excellent exposure.

Second, Lead Ads integrate with your customer relationship management (CRM) system and application program interface (API), so you can access your leads in real-time and immediately follow up.

Finally, because you can pick up to 21 fields to be pre-populated with the user’s information, you’ll improve the quality of your contact information.

Take action with your automotive lead generation by trying out Lead Ads. And let us know how it goes!

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